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Mechanical Engineering: Principles of Armament Design

Mechanical Engineering: Principles of Armament Design

Mechanical Engineering: Principles of Armament Design
By H. Peter

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Book Description

A sequel to Armament Engineering: A Computer Aided Approach, by the same author, this book is an amazingly simplified approach to the design of large caliber gun systems. Although it presupposes proficiency in essential mechanical design, it is adequately self-contained. The book aims to familiarize the engineer with mechanical engineering principles which underlie numerous designs of large caliber gun systems.

The book contains six chapters with illustrative design exercises fully supported by programmes and spreadsheets on a CD ROM. All the design exercises are based on factual data. Chapter 1 covers monobloc and autofrettaged gun barrels, vibration effects and chamber design. The second chapter handles breech assemblies and the dynamics of semi automatic mechanisms. Chapter 3 covers hydro pneumatic recoil systems exhaustively. The fourth chapter is devoted to balancing gears and the last two chapters effectively deal with elevating and traversing mechanism design. Finally all the data the student is likely to require is included in an exhaustive appendix. Interwoven with a wealth of practical and theoretical information, this volume, with its attached CD ROM is a must for military colleges offering gun design as a specialization.

Please also see the first book in the series Armament Engineering: A Computer Aided Approach

This volume has found acceptance as text & reference material in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Finland and Czechoslovakia. Buyers can get the CD content by emailing [email protected], quoting their invoice number.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #812155 in Books
  • Published on: 2005-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.25" h x 6.50" w x .75" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 404 pages

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5Author: H. Peter
By Edmond Rivera
Excellent! Step by step explanations of the calculations and full explanations of why they are used. From the smallest BB gun to the largest cannon, you will fully understand the what is happening. Ballistics and recoil mechanisms are thoroughly explained and easily understood. Plan on making your own rifle? Maybe something a bit bigger? You must have this information!

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5Five Stars
By ron white
All the math necessary to design artillery systems

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Given an address for downloading irrelevent materials of a book of title "MeasuringITIL"
By Chen Yiyang
Good book, well written! What's more, the author is very responsive to enquiries from reader.

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